It will also be about sports

All the serious investigations, on the other hand, leave much more circumspect on the figures of foreign deaths on the construction sites of these stadiums.

A plane (at least) every ten minutes, seven air-conditioned stadiums (much like some European stadiums are heated in winter): the carbon footprint of this World Cup will be cataclysmic. Even if it means compiling scandals, all serious investigations leave on the other hand much more circumspect on the figures of the dead foreigners on the construction sites of these stadiums. Because basically, like the thorny subject of the rights of women, men, or even the LGBT community, they don’t have much to do with the holding of a football competition in Qatar, but with Qatar itself.

So it’s not just about football. Certainly not, Mr. Macron. Of course, sport is political. Eminently. From the gloved black fists of black Americans on the podium of the 200 meter Olympics in Mexico City in 1968, through the highly controversial Argentinian World Cup during the time of dictator Videla in 1978, to the Beijing Olympics in 2008, a smell of sulfur accompanies often the stride of athletes. But who, among those who call for a boycott today, forgot to congratulate themselves on the victory of the Blues in 2018 under the (acid) rain of Moscow, four years after the annexation of Crimea by Putin’s army? ?

Not quite this last rain, that’s why Amnesty International does not want a boycott. She prefers not to play the ingenuous in front of the cash machine that is Fifa, nor in front of this Emirate which has been watering for years with its financial power much more than a few suspect leaders, the world economy. It is therefore in the spotlight that the NGO awaits them, surely to conclude with “never again”.

A plane (at least) every ten minutes, seven air-conditioned stadiums (much like some European stadiums are heated in winter): the carbon footprint of this World Cup will be cataclysmic

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